AceShowbiz - Angelina Jolie will not star in Kenneth Branagh's "Murder on the Orient Express" after all. According to Variety, the 41-year-old actress has turned down the offer to appear in the adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel of the same name after being in negotiations to join the cast.
With the Oscar-winning actress passing on the major role, Fox is currently eying a number of other big names including Charlize Theron. The 40-year-old actress, who is currently filming "Fast and Furious 8", is among the actresses being considered to take the role of Mrs. Harriet Hubbard in the upcoming film.
"Murder on the Orient Express" centers on Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who is called into action after an American tycoon is found murdered. The victim's been stabbed multiple times in his locked compartment inside the luxurious Orient Express. With a killer in the midst during a terrible snowstorm, Poirot must identify the murderer before there is another victim.
Branagh will star as Poirot in the upcoming movie and direct it from a script by Michael Green (untitled Blade Runner project). Branagh will also produce the movie along with Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Michael Schaefer and Aditya Sood. James Prichard and Hilary Strong will executive produce, with Steve Asbell overseeing the production for Fox.
"Murder on the Orient Express" will arrive in U.S. theaters on November 22, 2017.